As you know it is a legend if photographers wake up early. We should change this verdict and maybe should ask “why they wake up early?” Please read this evidence.
Perfect Sunrise Beauty
Have you ever noticed? Almost 5 AM is always most peaceful time during day. When the others walk in dreamland, you already come over your dream. Actually all landscape photographers know this sunrise rule. Sunrise is always more colorful than sunset. Reason : about turning earth around. Because Atmosphere is always cleaner at early days.
Landscape photographers usually need and carry ND and CPL filters.
ND Filter (neutral-density filter): “In photography, a neutral-density filter, or ND filter, is a filter that reduces or modifies the intensity of all wavelengths, or colors, of light equally, giving no changes in hue of color rendition. It can be a colorless or grey filter. The purpose of a standard photographic neutral-density filter is to reduce the amount of light entering the lens. Doing so allows the photographer to select combinations of aperture, exposure time and sensor sensitivity that would otherwise produce overexposed pictures. This is done to achieve effects such as a shallower depth of field or motion blur of a subject in a wider range of situations and atmospheric conditions.
For example, one might wish to photograph a waterfall at a slow shutter speed to create a deliberate motion-blur effect. The photographer might determine that to obtain the desired effect, a shutter speed of ten seconds was needed. On a very bright day, there might be so much light that even at minimal film speed and a minimal aperture, the ten-second shutter speed would let in too much light, and the photo would be overexposed. In this situation, applying an appropriate neutral-density filter is the equivalent of stopping down one or more additional stops, allowing the slower shutter speed and the desired motion-blur effect.”*1
Polarizing filter: ” A polarizing filter is often placed in front of the camera lens in photography in order to darken skies, manage reflections, or suppress glare from the surface of lakes or the sea. The rotational orientation of the filter is adjusted for the preferred artistic effect. For modern cameras, a circular polarizer is typically used; this comprises firstly a linear polarizing which performs the artistic function just described, followed by a quarter-wave plate which further transforms the now-linearly polarized light into circularly-polarising light before entering the camera. This additional step avoids problems with auto-focus and light-metering sensors within some cameras, which otherwise may not function reliably with a simple linear polariser.”*2
Take Care About You In Nature
You have to be ready in wild life, even if you decided to shot photos for couple hours. You should take more water and victuals. And the rarticle suggests some photographers are moving nests to create better compositions while others have trimmed tree branches to create a clearer view. Another problem wildlife enthusiasts are reporting is the sheer number of photographers visiting a particular location due to a sighting of a rare species which is causing overcrowding and possibly damage to surroundings. SAFE NATURE!!!
Equipment besides Photography
- External Battery
- Load offline maps on mobile phone
- Compass (if doesn’t work GPS)
- Giving information before starting trip